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Week-273-March-22-2006

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Week 273 Volume 2
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Editor's note
PoliceOne would like to congratulate Sgt. Joseph Cowan with the Absecon (NJ) PD. Joseph participated in our 100,000 member milestone giveaway and has won a Performance Apparel short-sleeved, loose-fit shirt from MAGNUM.

For more information on how you, too, can be entered to win great law enforcement prizes, please visit www.policeone.com/milestone.

Scott Buhrmaster
Managing Editor


19 months and counting: No murders in Lawrence, Mass.
LAWRENCE, Mass.- For years, the news out of Lawrence was almost always bad. An old mill city and one of the state's poorest, Lawrence was plagued by gangs, drugs and violence ... Full Story

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(left) Detective Robert LeFebre, right, searches an unidentified suspect, left, in Lawrence, Tuesday. The chief credits community policing and focusing on the three driving forces behind most killings in the city, drugs, gangs and domestic violence, for what is now a 19-month run without a murder. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

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Impact Projectiles: Shot placement & the role
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PoliceOne Training Tip:

Wear gloves ... here's why
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News Headlines:

Training Annoucement:
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Supreme Court splits in police search case
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Grand jury refuses to indict in training exercise death at Pa. station
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Six N.C. KKK members plead guilty in plot to kill sheriff
[Raleigh, NC]
Man 'critical' after being shot by Denver police on domestic call
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[Chicago, IL]
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Nevada trooper charged with reckless driving, manslaughter
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